Birdman

Birdman

or (the unexpected virtue of ignorance)

Music CD - 2014
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Publisher: [S.l.] : Milan, p2014
Branch Call Number: MOVIE/TV BIRDMAN CD 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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SnoIsleLib_BrianH Mar 23, 2017

An innovative soundtrack that worked amazingly well for this black comedy. AllMusic reviewer Matt Collar describes it: "Rather than composing pieces for the film, at Iñárritu's request, Sanchez improvised to a rough cut of the film and then re-recorded his improvisations yet again once the film was completed. Hoping to match the gritty, live aesthetic of the film, Sanchez altered his traditional percussion set-up, employing instead the use of different drum heads modified at times with tape to deaden the sound and even attached items to his cymbals to achieve a less pristine, more broken quality. Iñárritu even went so far as to have percussionist (and Sanchez' friend) Nate Smith appear in the film playing along to Sanchez' soundtrack, which was recorded to sound like it was being played in the actual scene." I'm recommending it based on the classical music selections interspersed throughout the movie. However on the soundtrack you'll find them gathered together at the end of album. Symphony No. 9 in D - 1st Movement: Andante Comodo, Symphony No. 5 Op. 64 in E Minor: Andante Cantabile, Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen, Passacaille (Tres Large), Prologue: Chorus Of Exiled Palestinians, Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27 - II Allegro Molto

LPL_IlkaI Jan 03, 2016

Talented jazz drummer, Antonio Sánchez, solely composed and scored this eclectic soundtrack. The composing mainly consisted of conversations with director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, to understand the emotive context of the film's characters and scenes. Impressively, the score was recorded while Sánchez simultaneously viewed a cut of the film. I am so enamored with Sánchez's drumming style that it has made me take a second look at the genre of jazz music. The classical music selections that appear in the feature presentation are also found on this disc.

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